Money pours into San Diego races in the homestretch

Yesterday marked the due date for candidates running in the June 3 primary elections to file their second set of comprehensive campaign finance disclosure forms. The forms reveal funds raised and spent in the period from March 18 through May 17 and represent the final complete accounting of all campaign-related fundraising and expenditures before next month’s election.

inewsource has been following the money in two races this election season: those for district attorney and district 5 county supervisor.

In the district attorney’s race, incumbent Bonnie Dumanis, buoyed by a $130,000 contribution from the County GOP, bested her challengers in fundraising over the past two months.

Dumanis reported raising $174,783 between March 18 and May 17. The campaign reported spending $392,191, including racking up $8,807 in debt. As of May 17, Dumanis’ camp reported having $36,592 in cash on hand (that excludes a total of $27,210 in debt accrued over the course of the campaign).

Bob Brewer, the main challenger to incumbent Bonnie Dumanis, reported raising $94,653 between March 18 and May 17. The campaign reported spending $371,327, including racking up $103,924 in debt. As of May 17, Brewer’s camp reported having $176,864 in cash on hand (that excludes a total of $227,620 in debt accrued over the course of the campaign).

Terri Wyatt, a third candidate in the race, reported raising $5,974 between March 18 and May 17. The campaign reported spending $31,828, including racking up $2,043 in debt. As of May 17, Wyatt’s camp reported having $9,311 in cash on hand (that excludes a total of $101,452 in debt accrued over the course of the campaign).

INTERACTIVE: Click here for a searchable database of contributions in the San Diego County district attorney’s race.

In the district 5 county supervisor’s race, incumbent Bill Horn continues to vastly out-raise Oceanside mayor Jim Wood.

Horn reported raising $64,305 between March 18 and May 17. The campaign reported spending $137,910, including racking up $7,180 in debt. As of May 17, Horn’s camp reported having $66,225 in cash on hand (that excludes a total of $11,902 in debt accrued over the course of the campaign).

Wood reported raising $16,889 between March 18 and May 17. The campaign reported spending $13,254. As of May 17, Wood’s camp reported having $9,855 in cash on hand (that excludes $9,000 in debt accrued over the course of the campaign).

INTERACTIVE: Click here for a searchable database of contributions in the San Diego County District 5 supervisor’s race.

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Joe Yerardi
Joe Yerardi is a freelance data journalist for inewsource, where he worked between 2013 and 2016 as an investigative reporter and data specialist. To contact him with questions, tips or corrections, email joe.yerardi@gmail.com.